Raven’s Tears

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Raven’s Tears

We arrived on the shores of Ynys Mon. Branwen looked out to Ireland, then back to the Island of the Mighty. “Oh that I was never born, two islands have been laid waster because of me”

Verse 1 – Branwen

What have I done, so much pain,

Countless lives lost, and all in vein,

Such brave men, their swords and shields,

Now lay upon those blood-soaked fields.

Verse 2 – Branwen

If I had known, what was to come,

Of the tears I shed for my only son,

Kingdoms broken, torn apart,

Only death will heal my broken heart.

Chorus

Gwae fi fy ngenedigaeth

Dwy ynys dda, a ddiffeithiwyd o’m achos I

Spoken word: And with those words Branwen’s heart broke, and she died. We built a four sided chamber and laid her body to rest, finally at peace, in the sacred earth of Ynys Mon. Burying her there, beside the flowing waters of the river Alaw.

Verse 3 – Pryderi

Walk away into the sun,

For our time here is o’er and done,

What lay ahead, our hopes and fears,

Now flow upon the Raven’s tears.

Chorus

Gwae fi fy ngenedigaeth

Dwy ynys dda, a ddiffeithiwyd o’m achos I